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Mama's on Washington Square

1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914 (North Beach)
+1 415-362-6421
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Ranked #80 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The lines begin to form before the doors open. Worth the wait. They have interesting procedures - place order then they seat you but it works OK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Mama's was delicious. As a tourist in the big city of San Francisco you are a bit iffy about trying mom and pop shops. The location is near little Italy and the wait was about 1 1/2 but we'll worth it. As we walked inside the restaurant we see first hand how the cooks are cooking our food (which is... More 

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Dubai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Like many other Travelers Mama’s was a café that was on the top of my list based on the many raving reviews here on Trip advisor and like many of you I had a great experience dining at Mama’s. Heres my Take on the famous San Francisco breakfast place: Be prepared: Whether you decide to go early weekend or on... More 

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Columbus oh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

The food and presentation are amazing. Small place - quaint. Service was fantastic - from the host describing how the kitchen operates and all the specials to the endless refills of hot coffee. Go EARLY!! Long lines but worth it.

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Southampton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate breakfast here twice during our week long stay in San Fran. We queued both visits but the wait was not a particular hardship, watching San Francisco life go by, chatting to fellow queue -mates and then finally talking to the owner about the history of Mama's (established by his mum over 50 years ago). The food was fab,... More 

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Orange County, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Mama's is a North Beach classic. You'll wait to get in, you'll wait to order, you'll wait to get seated, and you'll wait for the food. But, it's so good. Service is detached, and you do things their way to keep the machine moving, and that's the way it is. Take it or leave it. Plenty of people take it,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Was surprised to see queues of folks waiting outside each morning. Went for a late lunch and it was surprisingly mediocre. Staff were not particularly friendly either. Very poor loo.

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Orangevale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great eggs Benedict and great service. They have homemade jams and many homemade breads. The carrot cake with cream cheese was so good. The staff are so friendly and effecient.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Read about cafe in several guide books. Disappointed with overall experience. Opens late, 0800. Food is nothing special and menu limited. Only plus was that we met people in queue and we shared a table having a good discussion about our respective countries. Has Basil Fawlty rating of 6/10.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Always love coming here. Again the hipsters make lines here but it's worth it. The shrimp salad is superb. The pancakes are to die for. Omelets are great and so are the pastries.

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Additional Information about Mama's on Washington Square

Address: 1701 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2914
Phone Number: +1 415-362-6421
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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